Business Womens Forum
Business Women’s Forum luncheons are held on the third Tuesday of every month at various local restaurants. About 50-60 professional businesswomen attend these meetings. The forum provides participants with timely information on professional and community issues through luncheon programs and civic activities.
The luncheons feature great speakers, networking and prize drawings and provide a platform to celebrate the accomplishments of women and develop leadership skills among women business leaders.
Since forum participants represent businesses of various sizes and from a broad range of industries, participation also provides an opportunity to meet people with diverse educational and professional backgrounds.
Active membership on committees within the forum offers leadership, as well as opportunities to associate and work with business leaders.
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March Breakfast - Celebrating Women's History Month
Presented by Girl Scouts of Utah
The Business Women’s Forum will host a special breakfast on March 18 in celebration of National Women’s History Month with a focus on the Girl Scouts Organization. Guest presenters, Girl Scout Kelly Lopez, a dynamic 14-year old young leader and Debbie Nielson, immediate past chair of the Girl Scouts of Utah, will share the accomplishments of women and those who are making an impact in our community. 39 seats are left, so sign up today!
About the Business Women's Forum
Monthly Networking & Leadership Development
The Business Women’s forum is a networking group of the Salt Lake Chamber. The forum was established to celebrate the accomplishments of women and develop leadership skills among women business leaders. The forum provides professional growth opportunities for working women in management and women business owners. The forum is a dynamic group committed to the following goals:
- Business women’s business success.
- Develop Professional relationships between participants.
- Offering stimulating programs and speakers to educate participants on business and community issues.
- Provide opportunities for community involvement.
The forum provides participants with timely information on professional and community issues through luncheon programs and civic activities. Since forum participants represent businesses of various sizes and from a broad range of industries, participation also provides an opportunity to meet people with diverse educational and professional backgrounds. Active membership on committees within the forum offers leadership, as well as opportunities to associate and work with business leaders.
Meeting Times & Dates:
The Business Women’s Forum meets on the third Tuesday of each month. Registration begins 11:30 am and meetings start promptly at noon and last one hour. Meetings normally are held in a downtown restaurant. Monthly meeting notifications are mailed in advance and an rsvp is required. Occasionally, a special meeting will be held in lieu of the monthly meeting, but participants are notified well in advance of any changes. In addition, participation at the annual Women & Business Conference is encouraged.
Luncheon topics are planned in direct response to the interest of the Forum participants and the current issues within the community. The topics are diverse and informative are presented by an expert in the field. Past Topics have included; dressing for success, balancing work and personal life, and business etiquette.
Participation Fees/ Dues:
Individuals and business that are members of the Salt Lake Chamber are eligible to join. Participant fees are $50 per person and cover monthly announcements, and the annual membership directory. Fees cover the period from July 1 to June 30 annually. If paying after January 1 of the current fiscal year, a fee of $25 is required for participation through June 30. Individuals may attend as guests, however, will pay an additional fee for the luncheons. Cost of monthly luncheons not included.
The Forum operates with a steering committee composed of committee chairs that are appointed by consultation between the Forum chair and the Salt Lake Chamber staff.
The forum committees are as follows:
- Participation- Promotes growth of the forum and welcomes new participants.
- Program- Plans and arranges monthly luncheons, topics and speakers.
- Hospitality- Serves as table facilitators and greeters at monthly meetings.
- Directory- Organizes data and works with the women’s business center staff on the annual directory.
- Newsletter- Submits articles about the forum for the Salt Lake Chamber newsletter.
- Special Projects- Provides an opportunity for involvement in civic and philanthropic activities.
- Awards- Awards donations from prize drawings to a charity of choice.
For more information on the forum, please contact:
Ann Marie Thompson
Program Director, Women's Business Center
Program Director, Women's Business Center
Salt Lake Chamber
175 East 400 South, Suite 600
Salt Lake City, UT 84111